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Eclectika - The Last Blue Bird
From France the band Eclectika has reached our office with their first full length outing The Last Blue Bird. This is the bands second release, after a demo two years ago, and this release comes through the French label Asylum Ruins, so let’s see what it’s about!
 
This band was founded by Sébastien Regnier, who claims to have taken this band through numerous line-up changes. I don’t see how that happened, because he plays all the instruments himself, aided by some dude doing screams and a woman doing the high goth vocals. Also Sébastien does the rest of the vocals, so one could almost say it’s a one-man project. Unfortunately the drums are programmed (I think) because there is no drummer obviously.
 
My opinion about The Last Blue Bird is that there are some nice ideas on it, but they haven’t reached a mature state yet. The main downfall of this band is the fact that they try to combine so many different styles, they don’t really have a face of their own anymore. And it doesn’t sound natural, or fluent if you will. It goes from black metal to thrash, to goth to ambient, but the transitions between the parts are far from subtle. Too bad.
 
Overall you can hear some talent in this band, but they are far from getting the maximum out of it. Also the vocals don’t really impress, and the female has some trouble keeping the tones she sings right. I’d say that this band needs a couple of more years to get something decent on the market, because this doesn’t quite cut it.
Eclectika - The Last Blue Bird
48/1001Details Asylum Ruins
Released on Wednesday Jul 4th, 2007
Black Thrash Ambient

Writer @DemonDust on Sunday Sep 30th, 2007

Tags: #Eclectika
Tracklisting 01- Like a Scarecrow in a Humans Field
02- The Last Blue Bird
03- Les Arcanes du Bien-ętre
04- Freezing Feelings
05- Equarrissage
06- Asylum 835
07- Shibuya
08- Underhand Sophist
09- Pets of the Hysterical Lord
10- Behind Antares
Line up Vocals: Alexandra Lemoine
Screams: Aurélien Pers
Vocals&all instruments: Sébastien Regnier